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Monday, March 20, 2017

Stay Close to Me


The random snow storm in March

has the pug perplexed.


Out of his routine.


You and me both, buddy.
And it's about more than just the weather.





I ponder as the pug 
wanders farther away from me,
trying to find his way out of the mess
of snow and ice.

He doesn't know it's safer
With me.

Close to me.

I will lead him
in a good path
a smooth path.
I will carry him to sure ground
when from his perspective 
there are only mountains of snow.



Follow in my steps
or walk beside me.

Either way.

Stay.
Close.
To.
Me.

I can hear the Holy Spirit whisper to me as I'm whispering to the pug. 

Abide.
In.
Me.









 As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father...As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. 1 John 2:24,27





Simple.

Just this picture the other morning.

The morning we found out
new things were on the horizon.

And that life was not going to feel simple
for awhile.


The day of new beginnings.
How appropriate.


Jehovah Shammah - the Lord who is there. 

"Religion is trying to get TO God, but God wants you to rediscover the simplicity of the garden where you enjoy his presence as a child," writes Sylvia Gunter. 

And I just find the desire to keep things simple this past Christmas - no fuss.

Simple.

*Free from guile and vanity and ostentation
*of humble origin
*SHEER, UNmixed
*free of secondary complications
*constituting a basic element/fundamental
*not divided
*no limited or restricted - unconditional.

I let this wash over me.

Simple.

The beauty of of light on a leaf.
a sunrise.
a promise.


Be blessed in the name of the one who guides you in paths of righteousness for His name's sake Psalms 23:3

WRITTEN DECEMBER 8, 2016

It's not your time?

You're blooming.
 bright pink
  against the blue sky
Light shining on your face 
 as if today 
  were a sunny day 
    in July


It's the end of February,
 not the beginning of Spring


But you don't care
And you don't seem to even take into consideration
 this fact

Because to you,
 the conditions are right.

And that's what makes
 the timing right 
  for you to bloom.


Not chronos time -
 linear, earthly time. 

But kairos time.

God divine time.

Based on alignment
 in His kingdom.


WRITTEN FEB. 2017